Mariah Carey will be interviewed Thursday on "CBS Mornings."

Mariah Carey will be interviewed Thursday on "CBS Mornings." Credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller

Thanks to her Yuletide perennial "All I Want for Christmas Is You," singer Mariah Carey has become the unofficial queen of the holiday. So it's fitting that her first children's book, which came out Tuesday, should be titled "The Christmas Princess." 

In a video teaser for her interview with Gayle King set to air Thursday on "CBS Mornings," Carey, who grew up in Melville, Northport and Greenlawn, talks about how she has shared her love of the holiday with her 11-year-old twins — daughter Monroe and son Moroccan.

Recalling the time she asked her children if they liked Christmas more than she does, Carey says they replied: "'I think we can't choose. I think we love it the same,' which makes me very happy because the last thing I wanted to do was shove something down their throat that they didn't like."

Carey says she also tries to share that festive spirit with her children throughout the year. "It's all about me giving them what I really wanted," she says, "which was just to do all the things that the other kids got to do. So, I just want them to know that it's special."

Carey says her book, which was written with Michaela Angela Davis, is a holiday-centric fairy tale about a girl named Little Mariah who survives bullying, thanks to her love of music. While Carey says the book is not autobiographical, in her 2020 memoir "The Meaning of Mariah Carey," she details her childhood experiences being ostracized as a biracial girl growing up with a white mom and Black dad.

CAREY'S EX CANNON TO BE A DAD AGAIN. Nick Cannon, who was married to Mariah Carey from April 2008 to November 2016, is about to become a dad again. The actor and TV host is expecting his second child with model Alyssa Scott, 29, who revealed the news on Instagram. Their first child, Zen, a son, died at age 5 months in December. This is the 11th time Cannon will be a dad. Among his other children are twins Moroccan and Monroe with Carey.

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